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tr.v. hy·poth·e·cat·ed, hy·poth·e·cat·ing, hy·poth·e·cates
1. To pledge (property) as security or collateral without delivery of title or possession.
2. Usage Problem To hypothesize.

[Medieval Latin hypothēcāre, hypothēcāt-, from Latin hypothēca, pledge, deposit, from Greek hupothēkē, from hupotithenai, to give as a pledge, suppose; see hypothesis.]

hy·poth′e·ca′tion n.
hy·poth′e·ca′tor n.
Usage Note: When used to mean "to formulate a hypothesis," hypothecate garners almost no acceptance from the Usage Panel. In our 2009 survey, 90 percent rejected it in the sentence One man hypothecated that the students were joyless because they were no longer curious.


1. the process of pledging property as security for a debt.
2. a claim made against property so pledged. — hypothecator, n. — hypothecary, adj.
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This method of charging people to exclusively pay for something else is called hypothecation, like National Insurance to finance the National Health Services.
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A: As per laws, if the insured property is encumbered by a mortgage, hypothecation or any other pledge, generally such rights shall be transferred to the compensation payable to the debtor pursuant to the insurance contract.
But this is hypothecation, which means general taxation allotted for a specific purpose.
1036) applies; or a mere pledge or hypothecation (Sec.
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